There's no question: Free prekindergarten is full of learning and fun!
Apply now for the district's 2021-2022 free, half-day prekindergarten program, available at eight elementary schools (Birch Grove*, Crest View, Edinbrook, Fair Oaks, Garden City, Palmer Lake, Park Brook and Zanewood). Morning and afternoon pre-K sessions are available, but space is limited. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the best chance of acceptance into this program.
*Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts is a magnet school; apply through Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD).
Free pre-K classes are led by a licensed teacher and paraprofessional and help prepare children for success in kindergarten and beyond. Free transportation is even available for eligible students who live 0.8 mile or more from school! (Learn more about the district's transportation guidelines.)
Children must be at least four years old by Sept. 1, 2021, to enroll.
Application deadlines & materials
Apply to Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts by Dec. 31, 2020, for the best chance of acceptance into the program. Because Birch Grove is an arts magnet school with no attendance area, families who wish to apply here must do so through NWSISD.
For all other schools (Crest View, Edinbrook, Fair Oaks, Garden City, Palmer Lake, Park Brook and Zanewood), apply by the priority application deadline of Jan. 15, 2021, for the best chance of acceptance into the program.
Submitting an application
Submit your child's completed application by emailing it to EnrollmentCenter@district279.org; faxing it to 763-585-7368; or mailing it to the Enrollment Center (7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429). Applications may also be placed in the lobby drop box at the Enrollment Center.
For more information, please contact the Osseo Area Schools Enrollment Center at 73-585-7350 or EnrollmentCenter@district279.org.